2015 Annual Conference Agenda

Sturbridge Host Hotel
366 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA

Conference Agenda for March 19, 2015

2:00-2:45 p.m.
Registration

2:45-3:00 p.m.
Welcome and Foreword, Gerard Lydon, Esq., President, Massachusetts Juvenile Bar Association

3:00-4:00 p.m.
“Connor B. Lessons Learned, What’s Changed, What’s the Same and How CAFL Attorney’s Can Affect Systemic Change in the Massachusetts Child Welfare System,” Sara Bartosz, Esq., Children’s Rights.org

4:00-5:15p.m.
“Perspectives on the Role of the Medical GAL,” The Honorable Terry Craven, William Cusick, Esq., and Ellen Rothstein, Esq., Associate General Counsel for Boston Children’s Hospital

5:15-7:00 p.m.
Reception

 

Conference Agenda for March 20, 2015

8:00-8:45 a.m.
Registration

8:45-9:00 a.m.
Welcome, Gerard Lydon, Esq., President, Massachusetts Juvenile Bar Association

9:00-9:45 a.m.
“Americans with Disabilities Act: Where it Fits Into Your Care and Protection, Ann Balmelli O’Connor, Esq., and Jeannie Rhinehart, Esq.

9:45-11:45 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jessica Griffin of UMass Medical Center on Trauma Informed Practice

11:45-11:55 a.m.
Break

11:55-1:10 p.m.
“Surviving an Allegation of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel with Your Dignity and Bar Card Intact,”
Andy Cohen, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services

1:10-2:15 p.m.
Lunch and Awards

Judge Leo Lydon Award

Nancy Hathaway, Esq. CAFL Staff Attorney, Suffolk County

Judge Poitrast Award

Martin Healy, Esq., Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, MA

2:15-3:10 p.m.
“Collateral Representation and Guardianship Practice in the Probate Courts,” The Honorable Gregory Roach and Astrid Kitchen, Esq.

3:10-3:20 p.m.
Break

3:20-4:20 p.m.
“Stress and Time Management for Lawyers,” Jared Correia, Asst. Dir. and Sr. Law Practice Advisor, Law Office Mgmt. Assistance Program and Shawn Healy, Clinical Psychologist, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers